Head of Sebasticook Valley Health resigns

Posted April 12, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.
Last modified April 16, 2013, at 12:18 p.m.

PITTSFIELD, Maine — The president and CEO of Sebasticook Valley Health, which includes the 25-bed hospital in Pittsfield, has resigned.

Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems and Sebasticook Valley Health CEO Victoria Alexander-Lane “have reached a mutually agreed upon separation,” according to a press release issued Friday by EMHS. Sebasticook Valley Health is a member of EMHS.

Reasons for the resignation, which was effective immediately, were not not made public.

The release indicated that while both EMHS and Alexander-Lane agreed to the separation, “the discussions are a personnel matter and will remain private.”

Alexander-Lane has led Sebasticook Valley Health for three years and also has been a senior vice president of EMHS.

Friday’s release indicated that Alexander-Lane helped initiate a capital campaign that led to construction of a new wing at Sebasticook Valley Hospital, championed EMHS’ accountable care efforts and was instrumental in Sebasticook Valley Health’s recognition as one of the the top rural hospitals in the country by the Leapfrog Group.

Sebasticook Valley Health Chief Operating Officer Terri Vieira will serve as acting CEO, EMHS President and CEO M. Michelle Hood said in the release.

“Vieira is an experienced healthcare leader who is highly regarded at Sebasticook Valley Health and in the Pittsfield community, and is well-known throughout EMHS as a thoughtful, caring and collaborative leader,” the release states.

As the acting CEO, Vieira said she will “ensure our patients, their families and our community continues to receive the quality service and care they’ve come to expect from Sebasticook Valley Health.”

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